Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wild In Scotland

this is Jamie, our tour guide. a great story teller and a very entertaining fellow. he stopped our little bus as we crossed into the Highlands and pulled out a bottle of whiskey. He told us there was only one true whisky, single malt whiskey, and anything blended was simply horrible. we were to finish the bottle before the next stop. which we did. he was an odd sort. he would pull the bus over and say, "em, everyone out." then he charged up a hill with us scrambling to follow, and stood on a rock towering over us to tell a Scottish tale. "years and years passed and the wee Broonie returned...". the wind would be howling, rain trickling into our undies and just when we thought the story was over it continued ("years and years passed..."). he disliked the English and somedays i was certain he wasn't so fond of us. but he made a killer chicken and haggis dinner with mushroom whiskey sauce.


Eilean Dunon Castle

5 comments:

Ippoc Amic said...

I love my step kids - all 115 of them...where did that one of Jamie come from - not my kid

X Bunny said...

just watched an old episode of 'red dwarf' and they were doing inventory on their irradiated haggis

pab made the mistake of looking haggis up in the dictionary

haggis = "A Scottish dish consisting of a mixture of the minced heart, lungs, and liver of a sheep or calf mixed with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings and boiled in the stomach of the slaughtered animal"

ewwwwwww!

marscat said...

yep, that's about right

PAB said...

damn, and i was just trying to finish lunch...

oh well, i LOVE the pic of that castle...

Eclectchick said...

Ahhh, I adore Scotland. This tour guide sounds like a riot. Gotta love him giving you an interval workout of sorts, disguised as a leisurely tour.